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Wildlife Manager of the Year Recognized

January 21, 2014

Exhibiting exceptional enthusiasm for the management of wild turkey is one way to describe the recently honored Wildlife Manager of the Year, John Adams. This award, given by the Georgia Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is to recognize a Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division employee for their efforts at managing…

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January Business and Industry of the Month Winners Selected

January 21, 2014

The Elbert County Chamber of Commerce has announced its respective Business and Industry of the month for January. Selected as the first winner of Business of the Month in 2014 was new chamber member Mercer Trim and Upholstery. Industry of the Month for January 2014 was awarded to Rome Granite. The Community Pride Committee is…

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State Lawmakers Looking to Expand Second Amendment Rights

January 17, 2014

Late last year many states across America decided to toughen up their gun control laws, well at the beginning of the 2014 General Assembly, Republicans in the state house plan on attempting to expand Second Amendment Rights. State Representative Rick Jaspers, who is one of the sponsors of the bill, said a lot of the…

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Reminder: Pre-Registration Deadline for 3rd Annual Jack Frost Jump is Today

January 17, 2014

The pre-registration deadline for the 3rd Annual Jack Frost Jump at Richard B. Russell State Park has arrived. According to Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Chair Lee Vaughn, the Jack Frost Jump is going to be a fun filled event, which includes a costume contest and of course the plunge into the frigid winter waters of…

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Ty Cobb Heathcare Selling Nursing Homes

January 17, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Ty Cobb Healthcare is selling off its existing nursing home facilities in Royston, Hartwell and Comer. In a brief press release issued Wednesday, Ty Cobb CEO Greg Hearn announced Ty Cobb has signed a non-binding letter of intent with Community Health Services of Georgia and its affiliate Ethica…

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Elbert County Basketball Makes the Switch to 105.3 WSGC Tonight

January 17, 2014

The night has finally arrived when everything becomes whole again, as the first non-football sport makes the switch to a new station. Later this evening, Elbert County basketball will make the leap from its old spot on the radio dial of 1400AM/96.5FM The Voice of Elberton to 105.3 WSGC. Elbert County football made the switch…

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MLK Committee’s MLK Weekend Kicks Off Tomorrow Night

January 17, 2014

It’s been twenty-one years since the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee in Elbert County formed the Martin Luther King weekend celebration, and the 21st edition of that celebration begins this Saturday. Martin Luther King Committee Chairperson Mary Clark says it’s taken some time, but the event has received more and more support through the years.…

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‘Cautiously Optimistic’ on Latest Unemployment Data for Elbert County

January 16, 2014

Elbert County is coming off some recent good news regarding unemployment data for the month of November. Countywide, the unemployment rate dropped down to 9.1% for November which is eight tenths of a percentage point from October’s unemployment rate of 9.9%. That makes three consecutive months that Elbert County has remained under a double digit…

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Four Arrested in Connection to Comer, GA Convenience Store Robbery

January 16, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   In Madison County, four people, one a juvenile, have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery. Comer Police Chief Dennis Bell said it happened at the Valero Gas Station and Convenience Store at the intersection of SR’s 98 and 72. “Two masked robbers entered the store and…

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Elbert County Plans to Resubmit for Federal Block Grant

January 16, 2014

If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. That is the approach the Elbert County commission is taking when it comes to a federal block grant for housing rehabilitation in the Porter Drive community. The county applied for the same grant last year, but was not awarded any grant funds. County Administrator Bob…

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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 1:00 pmChristmas Open House
  • November 23, 2014 3:00 pmChurch Anniversary
  • November 23, 2014 6:30 pmCommunity Praise Service
  • November 30, 2014 11:30 am5th Sunday Educational program
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